Support our families on Saturday, October 28th for our 2017 Day of Change!
Day of Change is a day to highlight how small change makes a big difference! On the Day of Change we ask everyone to bring their spare change to a local McDonald’s donation box. That change helps us keep families together at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. The nickles, quarters and dimes donated at McDonald’s restaurants provide mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings a home away from home while their loved one is hospitalized
Collect your spare change today from couch cushions, your car, your wallet– anywhere you find it! On Saturday, bring it to any McDonald’s in Springfield to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois! Want to know how your spare change makes change? Watch the video below to learn how your support makes an impact in the lives of families in our community.
Thank you to all of our sponsors of the 2017 Labor Day Ducky Derby!
Purchase your duck to participate in the first ever Labor Day Ducky Derby!
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) will hold their first annual Labor Day Ducky Derby on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Knight’s Action Park. Funds raised through donations, sponsorships and duck purchases will go towards supporting the families served at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Illinois.
Families and individuals are invited to attend this event and watch the Ducky Derby free of charge. Ducks can be purchased online at rmhc-centralillinois.org or by mailing in the bottom portion of a tear off flyer with check. Flyers can be downloaded online at rmhc-centralillinois.org. Ducks are $5 each, with packages of 6, 13, 30 and 50 ducks available for purchase. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winning ducks, and will be announced and awarded immediately after the race. Winners and contestants need not be present to win or participate.
A celebrity duck derby will take place at 10:45 a.m. featuring local politicians, servicemen/women, radio and news personalities, community leaders, etc. Discounted admission of $19.95 to the waterpark is offered via discount code to those who purchase a duck. The code is available at time of duck purchase(s). Waterpark tickets are not required to watch the Labor Day Ducky Derby. The waterpark will open at 10:00 a.m. the day of the derby, and several activities for children will be available, including the Fortress of Fun at Knight’s Action Park and emergency vehicles for up close viewing.
This event is presented by HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, and is hosted by Knight’s Action Park. Knight’s Action Park is located at 1700 Recreation Dr., in Springfield Illinois. Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions are available online at rmhc-centralillinois.org/ducky-derby.
McDonald’s® Restaurants of Peoria/Bloomington, Central Illinois Encourage Customers to “Give a Little Love” to Local Ronald McDonald House Charities® Area restaurants provide support to families staying in the Springfield Ronald McDonald House
McDonald’s® Restaurants of Peoria/Bloomington and Central Illinois and each of our local owner-operators will be providing support to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) through the annual Give a Little Love campaign beginning January 30.
To “Give a Little Love,” customers can donate $1 or more at participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout Central Illinois from Monday, January 30 through Monday, February 20. Customers who make a donation will have their names displayed on a paper heart in the restaurant.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will stay local and benefit the families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Illinois. In 2016, more than $245,000 was raised during the Give a Little Love promotion.
The Ronald McDonald House in Springfield keeps families close by providing them with a place to stay and warm meals to eat during a difficult and stressful time in their lives. Located at 610 North Seventh Street, RMHCCI serves more than 400 families each year. In order to serve even more families, RMHCCI depends on the generous support of the community, especially through the Give a Little Love campaign. Support from the community is essential to keeping families close and allowing them to stay at the House free of charge while their child receives medical care.
“Year after year, we at McDonald’s, see the incredible support the Ronald McDonald House provides to local families in need, and we love to see the community get involved and help us give back,” said Jack Millan, a local McDonald’s owner/operator and RMHCCI Board Member. “We can’t thank our customers enough for their generous donations. We are truly grateful.”
We are thrilled to partner with WICS and FOX Illinois again this year for the Joy of Sharing Day! Thank you for visiting our website!
At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, we provide a home away from home for families who travel to Springfield in order for their child to receive medical care. They’re provided with all the amenities of home – a private bedroom and bathroom, a kitchen and other common living areas, a pantry and more – for as long as their child is being treated, at no cost to them. That’s where you can help! In order to continue to provide this service to families at no cost to them, we rely on support from the community – you!
Your donation means keeping families close at a time when it is needed most. When you donate to RMHCCI, you’re ensuring that families stay close to their child and you’re eliminating the financial burdens of lodging, food and transportation for them at the same time.
From all of us at the Ronald McDonald House, we truly appreciate your support!
RMHCCI was honored to be the beneficiary of the First Due Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society’s (F.O.O.L.S.) Inaugural Firefighter’s Ball on November 7, 2015. Our chapter has had a great relationship with the first responders community, and we appreciate the support we have received from them throughout the years.
According to their website, the F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportuntieis to Brother and Sister Firefighters worldwide. They organize benefits to assist not only a firefighter and their families in need, but their communities as well. The F.O.O.L.S. exist to strengthen the Brotherhood of their chosen profession and fuel the flame of passion they have for their calling.
Pictured with Brian and Johanna is the F.O.O.L.S. Firefighter’s Ball Committee.
We’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to the F.O.O.L.S. and all who attended!
Join us for our 30th Anniversary celebration: Red Tie & Pearls Gala on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield!
We are SOLD OUT!! Thank you for your support!
PEARL (Presenting) SPONSOR: St. John’s Children’s Hospital
St. John’s Children’s Hospital is a special place for children and their families. They provide expert care designed to meet the unique needs of children and families. The hospital was built by a special gift from a donor in the Springfield community to ensure children have access to the best medical care possible, close to home. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families by delivering exceptional health care in a healing environment. St. John’s Children’s Hospital is dedicated to being the regional leader in children’s health care by fostering a nurturing environment for children and families, being responsive and innovative in all that they do, being ardent advocates for children, promoting excellence in education, recruiting and retaining the best professionals, and improving the lives of children through research. Learn more
RED TIE SPONSOR: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has served the people of Illinois since 1936. They are the largest and most experienced health insurance company in the state, providing more than 8.1 million members with comprehensive and affordable health plans. The company takes pride in investing in community needs and gives time and talents to help make Illinois a better place. BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of their members and communities. Their commitment guides them in fostering greater access to care, working to lower the overall cost of care – while improving care quality and patient outcomes. Learn more
McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Central Illinois and Peoria/Bloomington
We are happy to report that we had a very successful 21st Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 23, 2015! We had a sold out field of 150-plus golfers and the weather could not have been better! We truly appreciate all the support we received to make this event possible – from sponsors, to golfers, to donors and volunteers. It could not have been done without you! Thank you for helping us keep families together when they need it most!
Thank you also to WICS Newschannel ABC 20 for coming out the day of and doing a story on us! You can view the story HERE.
View photos from the day below:
Golfers start to arrive back in the tent after playing.
Golfers picking up their raffle prizes!
Sponsor banner welcoming everyone to the 21st Annual Golf Classic!
Thank you to Bank of Springfield for being our Cart Sponsor this year!
Volunteers ready to give golfers their hole assignments.
Thank you to County Market on Carpenter and 2nd for these awesome cakes!!
Thank you County Market!
Golfers enjoyed lunch before the shotgun start.
Golfers are getting ready to go!
Announcements being made by Golf Classic Chair, Chris Jeffers, Matt from Piper Glen and Joe Crain from Newschannel 20.
Even more golfers...
Off they go!
Golfers going to their holes
Thank you to our tent sponsors!
Ronald is here!
Sweet raffle prize!
Thank you to Deb West from WNNS for being our emcee!
Executive Director, Kelly Thompson, speaks at dinner.
Thank you to CEFCU for being our Eagle Sponsor again this year!
Thank you to Springfield Collision Center for being one of our Birdie Sponsors this year!
Our first place team! Congrats!
Our second place team!
The third place team!
Our Board President, Evan Westlake, speaks at dinner.
Heather, a mom that has stayed at the Ronald McDonald House, speaks to golfers about what the House has meant to her and her family.
“Give a Little Love” raised funds to help provide support to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 11, 2015)— Continuing its commitment to the community, Central Illinois and Peoria/Bloomington McDonald’s® Restaurants helped raise thousands during the annual “Give a Little Love” campaign to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI). This year, over $211,178.51 was raised for the charity from January 22 to February 15.
More than 100 Central Illinois and Peoria/Bloomington McDonald’s restaurants participated in the campaign. The money that was raised will go directly towards providing a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at Springfield-area hospitals.
“Even during a frigid winter, our friends and neighbors here in Central Illinois showed their kindness and compassion for our “Give a Little Love” campaign,” said Kelly Thompson, Executive Director of RMHCCI. “We are so thankful for the generous donations from the customers, but we also want to thank our local McDonald’s Owner/Operators and their crew for all of their hard work. We truly appreciate their support.”
To “Give a Little Love,” customers donated $1 or more at their local Central Illinois or Peoria/Bloomington McDonald’s restaurants. Customers who made a donation had their names displayed on a paper heart in the restaurant, with one hundred percent of the proceeds staying local and benefiting the families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with sick children that are receiving treatment at one of Springfield’s medical facilities. Amenities include a private bedroom and bathroom, home cooked meals, laundry facilities and more. RMHCCI, located at 610 North Seventh Street, serves over 400 families each year and was recently renovated in 2014, expanding from 12 to 14 bedrooms and receiving needed major improvements in the kitchen and living areas.
“It’s important to us to be a valuable member of the communities we serve,” said Steve Jeffers local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois is an important asset to our area, and the incredible support from the community is essential to keep the house running smoothly for all of these families.”
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and ways you can help, please visit www.rmhc-centralillinois.org